License_Definitions and Rules_v111815_US_ENG Page 1 of 27 License Definitions and Rules. If You license the Oracle Self Service Work Request option in conjunction with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, You. Each chip counts as 1 CPU.


Customers and would-be customers often point to the scare tactics Oracle sales reps use to keep them -- threats of astronomical that include all servers in all clusters across the entire known universe, even if a product happens to run on only one server in one small corner of an insignificant cluster. Adding to the confusion is the contradictory information coming from bloggers and columnists and forum participants, all offering their own opinions and experiences as they try to make sense of the licensing melee. Even VMware has come out with a that attempts to serve as the definitive guide to how is supposed to work in a VMware environment. Oracle has neither sanctioned the white paper nor come out with anything nearly as concrete. Oracle has chosen to make its licensing processes as difficult and confusing as possible for its VMware customers, and there's no reason to think that will change anytime soon.

That's not to say Oracle does not offer up its own reams of information. In fact, the company provides a wide assortment of documents that ostensibly try to clarify Oracle's stance on its licensing policies. However, documents like the and state quite clearly that the publications are for 'educational purposes only' and 'may not be incorporated into any contract' and do 'not constitute a contract or a commitment to any specific terms,' all of which makes them less than helpful. When it comes to licensing details on VMware, Oracle seems intent on remaining vague.

The only licensing documents that appear to carry any weight are the (OMA), which defines the general licensing restrictions on all products, and the, which outlines the product-specific constraints. That said, the documents can and often do reference external licensing policy documents such as the or the, neither of which includes a disclaimer about the document not being 'incorporated into any contract.' Oracle licensing lingo To better understand where the controversies lie with Oracle licensing, it helps to have a basic overview of the terminology used to explain different concepts. A good place to start is with the idea of partitioning, the term Oracle uses to refer to a server whose CPUs are separated into sections, or segments. For the purposes of Oracle licensing, there are two types of partitioning: • Soft partitioning: An operating system resource manager segments the OS to create areas where CPU resources can be allocated to a set of applications. Examples include Solaris 9 Resource Containers, HP Process Resource Manager,, Oracle VM and VMware. • Hard partitioning: A server is physically segmented into distinct systems, each independent of the other, with their own CPUs, operating systems, memory and other resources.

Examples include, physical domains, and Micro-Partitioning. Oracle supports several hard partitioning technologies that can be used to determine the necessary number of software licenses required for a product. However, Oracle explicitly states that soft partitioning cannot be used to determine number of Oracle licenses needed. Oracle supports two types of Oracle licenses: the Named User Plus (NUP) license and the Processor license.

The NUP license requires that users be identified and counted and, thus, tends to be limited to smaller, controlled environments. Autodesk robot structural 2012 crack chomikuj player. The Processor license is used in all the places where users can't easily be identified, such as Internet applications. Biodata nama pemain pandawa di sinetron mahabharata antv youtube 2017.

It is based on the number of processor cores on the server where the Oracle product is installed or running rather than a number of users. The Processor license is the one at the center of the controversy. To use the Processor license, you need to know the core factor, which provides the basis for determining the number of processor cores you need to license for a given environment. You can find the core factor in the.

Once you know the core factor, you multiply it by the total number of processor cores to arrive at the required number of Oracle licenses. Licensing individual servers Since Oracle considers VMware to be a soft partitioning technology a (VM) cannot be used to determine the number of Oracle licenses necessary to run an Oracle application in that environment.

In this case, the Processor licensing rules revert to the system, which means, according to the Oracle SIG, 'All processors where the Oracle programs are installed and/or running must be licensed.' Even though the SIG is a non-binding document, it suggests that Oracle will let you run as many VMs on a server as you want, as long as you license all of the server's processor cores.